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JetBlue Mechanics Choose iPad Mini 3 for Digital Aircraft Maintenance Toolbox

After putting iPad 4 into operation as an electronic flight bag in 2013, then iPad mini 3 for in-flight cabin services this year, U.S. airline JetBlue is turning to Apple's tablet platform to aid aircraft maintenance technicians. In its new role at JetBlue, iPad will serve as a port...

Learning to fly in bad weather

Garmin has started a Weather Radar Operations eLearning Course through the flyGarmin website. The course introduces pilots to basic and intermediate weather radar operations and goes beyond the pilot’s guide, ensuring pilots utilize the benefits provided by on-board weather radar. In...


EASA Proposes Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

All levels of pilots licensed by the European Aviation Safety Agency are affected by a Notice of Proposed Amendment released yesterday that would require aircraft loss of control prevention and recovery training. The main focus of the new training standards is for those who intend to pursue a career as an airline-transport-rated pilot. Nevertheless, upset prevention training is a...

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance extend partnership

Qatar Airways and Direct Maintenance have extended their decade long partnership in order to cover line support of the airline in Entebbe. The airline is operating A320 aircraft and A330 freighters to Uganda’s main hub near Kampala, where Direct Maintenance has a line station.   Direct Maintenance have been contracted to support the aircraft at that gateway.  

FlightSafety building a new Citation XLS+ simulator

FlightSafety International is building a new Citation XLS+ aircraft simulator. The level D simulator is expected to be operational at the Flightsafety learning centre in Columbus Ohio in April 2016. “Building a new Cessna Citation XLS+ simulator further enhances the benefits FlightSafety provides to owners and operators of Cessna aircraft around the world.” Steve Gross, vice...

Safi Airways Chooses AFI KLM E&M For A320 Component Support

Safi Airways has confirmed its confidence in AFI KLM E&M by signing a component support contract covering their three A320-family aircraft. The agreement includes repairs and access to a spares pool. Cooperation developing This is the second contract that Safi Airways has signed with AFI KLM E&M. Fabrice Defrance, AFI KLM E&M SVP Commercial said: "Safi Airways has already show...

Astronics Corporation to supply passenger service units for Boeing 777X Aircraft

Astronics Corporation has been selected to supply the Passenger Service Units (PSU) on the new family of long-range Boeing 777X aircraft. The award is subject to the execution of a final purchase agreement. Mr. Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics, commented, “We have had a long-standing relationship with Boeing on the 777 platform, and we are excited to pa...

Air Alliance named as new Pilatus PC-6 sales and service centre for Germany

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd has appointed Air Alliance GmbH as Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Centre for the PC-6. Air Alliance GmbH will be responsible for all future sales and maintenance activities in connection with the legendary Pilatus Porter PC-6 in Germany and Austria. Pilatus has opted to reinforce its business relationship with Air Alliance GmbH at Siegerland Airport in Germany. Alr...

Delta TechOps Announces Five-Year MRO Services Agreement with WestJet Airlines

Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines’ maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, is proud to announce its growing relationship with WestJet Airlines (Nasdaq: WJA.TO). Under a new five-year agreement, Delta TechOps will provide exclusive component maintenance-per-flight-hour support for WestJet’s four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The agreement will c...

Optimizing the supply chain is on the doorstep of every operator

Despite successfully cutting down their aircraft spare part pools and eliminating certain inventory costs, airlines, MROs and other industry players these days still find themselves entrapped in vastly inconvenient component procurement processes. Some experts even state that by 2020, most operators will have abandoned their inventory stocks at all. Such transition would translate into an inc...

AMAC Returns to Service Two A319 VIP Aircraft

AMAC Aerospace Switzerland is proud to announce the successful return to service of two A319 VIP aircrafts. STC level modification and a heavy base maintenance project completed AMAC Aerospace Switzerland AG has successfully returned to service an A319 VIP aircraft after a STC level modification and a heavy base maintenance project. This major refurbishment and modification...

MTU Maintenance Extends V2500 MRO Contract with Turkish Carrier Atlasglobal

Thanks to their long-term relationship, MTU Maintenance and the Turkish carrier Atlasglobal Airlines, formally known as Atlasjet Airlines, have extended their cooperation regarding the maintenance of Atlasglobal’s V2500 engines.  Over the next five years, MTU Maintenance will continue to provide the airline with exclusive MRO services for this engine type. The cooperation between MTU...

Gulfstream Opens Paint Facility In Savannah For Product Support

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of which have already been filled. Paint technicians will induct the facility’s first customer aircraft next week. “Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the dem...

FL Technics receives EASA Part 145 certificate for Sukhoi Superjet 100-95

FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the extension of its EASA Part 145 certificate by addingSukhoi Superjet 100-95 aircraft type to its capabilities. From the 31st of August, 2015 onwards, FL Technics engineers are ready to offer both scheduled and unscheduled checks, defect rectification, minor component r...

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Welcome SR Technics new brand STRADE

SR Technics announced the launch of its new component services brand STRADE powered by SR Technics. The new brand will operate as an independent unit inside the Group. STRADE provides componen...

Pipistrel hosted a seminar on certified electric aircraft maintenance for aircraft mechanics

As the first in the history of aviation, Pipistrel obtained the right to train mechanics for the maintenance of certified electrically powered airplanes. This means we can now train other organization...